GSN Review: Tanqueray Malacca Gin


Tanqueray introduced Malacca Gin to the world fifteen years ago, but at the time it failed to generate enough interest in the average drinker to justify continued production.  Of course, it was an excellent expression that was simply ahead of its time; and now that gin is making inroads against its main rival vodka, this is an opportune time to bring it back.  So, it is with great pleasure that Malacca is again being introduced to the market (albeit on a limited basis).  50,000 bottles have been allocated to various bars in the US market.  Hopefully, the demand will be such that it will be more readily available to the general public soon.

You can read my previous reviews of the rest of the Tanqueray line here.

Tanqueray Malacca (80 proof)
Visual: Clear.
Nose: Immediate juniper with an undercarriage of sweet spice.  The citrus works well to add a lot of high lemon-lime notes.  Mouth-watering and engaging.
Taste: Incredibly smooth and light with a palette that ranges from lemon curd to wintry pine.
Finish: Lingering sweetness with a light touch of slowly fading botanicals.
Overall: A gin that fits well within the Tanqueray line while still exploring new territory.
GSN Rating: A-

For more information go to: Tanqueray

4 thoughts on “GSN Review: Tanqueray Malacca Gin

  1. What a shame. I was so exited to see Malacca on the shelf. I thought this was going to be a great day! But the bad news is that the new Malacca is not the old Malacca. The old Malacca had intense herbal fragrance and taste. The best gin I had ever tasted. The new one taste like any other gin. I was a huge fan of Malacca. So much so that when they were discontinuing it, I bought quite a few bottles. I still have half a bottle left. So in a side by side comparison, they two have no similarities at all. What a shame.

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